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Bruise & Thorn

Opening Date: Mar 04, 2022

Closing Date: Mar 27, 2022

Bruise & Thorn Show Site Icon

Playing @

Mezzanine Theatre - A.R.T./NY

502 West 53rd Street New York City, NY 10019

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Bruise and Thorn are Nuyorican, queer, and tired af of their jobs at a busted up laundromat in Jamaica, Queens. But not for long: Bruise is saving up to become a chef (like on Chopped!), and Thorn spits bars on street corners, one America’s Got Talent audition away from becoming the Boricua Nikki Minaj. When the laundromat’s basement turns out to be an illegal cockfighting ring, the cousins can’t tell if this is an opportunity to cash out and become their most fabulous selves—or a trap to keep them locked into what everyone expects them to be.

COVID Safety Information:
Proof of vaccination may be provided upon arrival or in advance by completing our secure A.R.T./New York Vaccination Affirmation Form. Proof of vaccination includes your vaccination record card (paper or photo) or any digital vaccine card via an app, in addition to your photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification include, but not limited to, 
A driver’s license, 
A non-driver government ID card 
IDNYC card
School or work ID card.

Acceptable forms of vaccination records are ONE of the following: 
CDC Vaccination Card (photo or hardcopy) 
NYC Vaccination Record (photo or hardcopy) 
NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS 
CLEAR Health Pass: Android | iOS 
Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus) 
An official immunization record (photo or hardcopy) from outside NYC or the U.S including first name and last name, date of birth, vaccine product name (only WHO authorized vaccines are acceptable), date(s) administered, and the site where the vaccine was administered or name of the person who administered it.

Proof of vaccination will be required for all visitors,  including all rental participants active in our rented studios, theatres, any guests, caregivers, or audience members. Our staff will verify documentation of vaccination against COVID-19 from all persons and affirm that they are vaccinated. Individuals who are not in compliance with this Policy will be refused service and not permitted entry. Employees, members, independent contractors, and volunteers who fail to comply with this Policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, contract, or engagement. 
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Performance Schedule:



Jesse Jou

Written by

C. Julian Jiménez


Cesar Valentino

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS


Full-price tickets

$5 - $60


Directions Subway

A/C/E at 50th Street and Eighth Ave., A/C/B/D/1 at 59th St./Columbus Circle

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair Acessibility (For wheelchair seating information for each production, please visit the theatre company's website)

Assisted Listening System

Assistive listening devices are available.

Curb Ramps

Convenient curb cuts close to entrance for wheelchair and mobility device accessibility.

Directions Bus

M11 Southbound on 9th Ave


Elevator access to each floor.


Ample parking available in the neighborhood, including Icon Parking right next door on 53rd Street.


Wheelchair-accessible restrooms available on the Mezzanine and 2nd Floors.


None on premises

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

A/C/E at 50th Street and Eighth Ave., A/C/B/D/1 at 59th St./Columbus Circle

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By Bus:

M11 Southbound on 9th Ave